A new play about radicalisation by Craig Hanlon-Smith.
My Brothers and Sisters – a one-act play directed by Darren Mawdsley, opens a small window into the lives of a family and their friends in modern Britain, during the most challenging 48 hours they are ever likely to experience.
15-year-old Shamilla and her older brother Mohammed are missing, alerting the authorities to a previously unremarkable family. The family devastated, spend the next 48 hours discovering how little they knew of their missing children, and indeed one another.
The production draws uncomfortable connections between racism, austerity, immigration and a growing desire, in some, to head to the Middle East.
Furthermore, the play examines our relationship to community and the casual exploitation of young women.
My Brothers and Sisters will run from January 11-22, with three shows being performed every day for City of Westminster College students.
There will be just one performance open to the public on Thursday January 21 at 7.30pm, which will both be followed by a Q&A with the writer, director and cast of the play.
Mad ‘Ed Theatre was set up by theatre and education professionals to develop interactive performance work connected to our everyday mental health and well-being. Founding and associate members, in addition to working with and supporting the company are employed by City of Westminster College, The University of Manchester and HM Prison Education Service.
Event: My Brothers & Sisters: A play about radicalisation
Where: Sarah Siddons Theatre, City of Westminster College, Paddington Green, London W2 1NB
When: City of Westminster College students only January 14-21: One public performance January 21.
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